The name Edgar Allan Poe conjures images of the macabre, murder, insanity, and self-destruction, but is this the real Edgar Poe? BUT for the cruel aspersions upon the character and life of America’s poetic genius, EDGAR ALLAN POE, this volume would have remained unwritten. 3,852 more wordsEdgar Allan Poe & the Mask of the 20th Century — The Imaginative Conservative
Today’s Moon: The Moon is in Leo until 9:01 AM, after which the Moon is in Virgo. A void Moon period occurs today from 3:15 AM to 9:01 AM. 42 more wordsAstrology of Today – Thursday, January 20, 2022 — Astrology Cafe
Thought for the Day – 19 January – Meditations with Antonio Cardinal Bacci (1881-1971) Humility “Humility is the most difficult of all the virtues because, it requires us to deny ourselves.Jesus warns us, that anyone who wishes to follow Him, must deny himself. “If anyone wishes to come after me, let him deny himself” (Mt 16:24). Humility […]Thought for the Day – 19 January – Humility — AnaStpaul
Today, January 19 2022, the Moon’s nodes change signs.
What are the Moon’s nodes? Well, in fact they are two opposing points, intersections of the apparent path of the Sun and that of the Moon. These points move slowly backwards through the signs of the zodiac and take around 18.6 months to go through a thirty degree sign.
What do the Moon’s nodes mean? Well, you could look at it as a meeting of yin and yang, the masculine and feminine energies. But in traditional astrology, the Moon’s nodes have ancient dragon associations, and are termed Caput Draconis in latin, which means ‘Dragon’s Head’ and Cauda Draconis, ‘Dragon’s Tail’.
Enter the Dragon
The north node was seen as benefic, largely good and often associated with Venus and Jupiter, the benefic planets; and the Dragon’s Tail, the south node was seen as malefic, or evil, and associated with Mars and Saturn.
In more modern psychological astrology, however, such a clear dichotomy has been sanitised somewhat. These days, the south node is said to show where we have come from, our past, what we must leave behind, and the north node points to where we are going, or should be doing.
So let’s look at this. Over the past 18 months or so, the south node has been in Sagittarius and the north node in Gemini. Both of these signs are associated with travel (Sag long distance, Gemini everyday travel), communication, getting about, as well as our minds and mental interests.
Leaving the Past
The south node in Sagittarius shows that in the past, collectively, we have been used to travelling and thinking quite freely, widely. It’s something that comes to us quite easily. Both of these abilities have been severely curtailed for nearly two years now by travel restrictions and the constant fear in the headlines.
The north node in Gemini has forced us to think more locally, to use things which are near at hand, about our neighbourhood, our community, our siblings, our family too. We have reined in our expectations and have found some comfort there, perhaps rather surprisingly.
Do it Yourself
So, with the nodes changing to Taurus and Scorpio today, what should we expect? The south node moving into Scorpio suggests that previously we have gained security through others who have invested for us, perhaps leaving us in the dark in regard to the details. This can be dangerous, naturally, for how do we know these ‘others’ have our best interests at heart? We may have trusted too much, accepted the secrecy surrounding certain people, institutions and situations. We need to move away from allowing others to take responsibility for our lives.
This is where the north node in Taurus comes in. We need to take responsibility for ourselves, assess our own values, look after our own money, property and security and put them on firm, manageable foundations. Over the next 18 months we must therefore emerge as more practical and responsible individuals who can build better lives for ourselves, regardless of what the outside world might expect of us. With determination, we can do it.
Copyright Francis 2022
Today’s Moon: The Moon is in Leo. There is no void Moon today. The Moon is waning and in its Full phase. The Full Moon occurred on the 17th in the sign of Cancer. 37 more wordsAstrology of Today – Wednesday, January 19, 2022 — Astrology Cafe
Revolutionary Uranus turns direct today, January 18 2022, at eleven degrees of the Bull.
Let me make myself clear, I am not one of those astrologers who believes this planet rules Aquarius. For me, the so-called outer planets are not higher vibrations of Mercury, Venus and Mars. If anything, they are inferior and demonic, whose influences are to be deflected and resisted, not utilised as virtual weapons against the masses.
Ever since Uranus’ ‘discovery’ in 1781, it has been associated with sudden change and revolution, and has somehow become linked strongly with Aquarius. This cannot be accurate, for Aquarius’ traditional and only ruler, Saturn, is clearly the exact opposite of Uranus! Are astrologers actually saying that all Aquarians changed personalities, became revolutionaries from 1781 onwards?
That said, what can we make of Uranus going direct today, the planet which can turns things upside down, in the sign of values, money, possessions and security? Well, if, as many suspect, lots of changes have been happening in the background in regard to banking, money and world economies, we should begin to see some ‘roll out’ of these in the next few days and weeks.
Any such changes aren’t liable to look too beneficial initially, and many may be downright shocking. For example, are we about to see some kind of long expected stock market ‘reset’? However, I also suspect that certain other changes have been resisted and good changes can and will occur, symbolised by Saturn’s square to Uranus from his true domicile in the Waterbearer. There has been a kind of war of attrition going on for some time, the participants of this said conflict we can only guess at.
Either way, we are in a period of great change. Tomorrow, January 19, the Moon’s nodes change signs, heralding a major shift in our focus, in the way we live. But more of that tomorrow.
Copyright Francis 2022
One Minute Reflection – 18 January – Feast of the Chair of St Peter, Readings: 1 Peter 5:1-4, Matthew 16:13-19 “Upon this rock I will build my church” … Matthew 16:18 REFLECTION – “Nothing escaped the Wisdom and Power of Christ, the elements of nature lay at His service, spirits obeyed Him, Angels served Him. […]One Minute Reflection – 18 January – “Upon this rock I will build my church” — AnaStpaul
Birdsongs presage spring
as I walk through frosted trees –
the frigid moon greets
Copyright Francis 2022
Motherhood and any kind of public service or career are seen as a binary choice for many women. Many women have now agreed that “you can’t have it all” and have decided that the thing to sacrifice is the motherhood. 2,266 more wordsThe Dying and Rising Art of Motherhood — The Imaginative Conservative
Today’s Moon: The Moon is in Leo. There is no void Moon today. The Moon is waning and in its Full phase. The Full Moon occurred yesterday in the sign of Cancer. 39 more wordsAstrology of Today – Tuesday, January 18, 2022 — Astrology Cafe
Quote/s of the Day – 17 January – The Memorial of St Anthony Abbot (251-356) “The days are comingwhen men will go madand, when they meet a man.who has kept his senses,they will rise up against him, saying,“You are madbecause you are not like us!” “I saw the snares that the enemyspreads out over the […]Quote/s of the Day – 17 January – St Anthony Abbot — AnaStpaul